Principles of Good Design: Rams Makes Its U.K. Debut on BBC Four

Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of production design. Why, at the age of 87, does he now regret ever taking up the profession?

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Sustainability Report: The Secret Language of Top Sports Partners

Sports marketers, take note: This month in the Sustainability Report, journalist Aileen McManamon writes about how sponsors are increasingly using the UN’s Global Goals to set their business roadmap. Here’s how to speak their language.

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Transform Magazine: Five Minutes With Jakob Trollbäck

How can businesses become more sustainable? What choices should they make? And what challenges will they face in doing so?

This week in Transform Magazine, founder Jakob Trollbäck sat down with the design pundits to talk about our Swedish sister agency, The New Division, and what they’re doing to bring positive environmental practices to brands around the world.

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NYC World Pride: Trollbäck Designer Pat King is One of 25 LGBTQIA+ Artists Featured in This Month’s #ArtOnLink

Happy World Pride! We’re excited to share some recent work from Trollbäck designer Pat King, who is one of 25 LGBTQIA+ artists featured in #ArtOnLink this month, a city initiative from LinkNYC and the NYC Department of Information Technology commissioning local artists to celebrate life and culture across New York City.

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Transform Magazine: Beauty and logic, transforming the brand experience

Brand experience requires a multichannel, strategic approach to content, comms and branding. How can companies take a new approach to experience design?

CCO Alex Moulton answers that question in a new thinkpiece in Transform magazine this week discussing the importance of experience design in the new “attention economy.”

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Digital Arts: Design Studios Need to Experiment if They Want to Survive

This week on Digital Arts: Leading studios including Vault49, Here Design, Found Studio and Trollback+Company tell us why it pays to never play it safe.

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Adweek: Developing a Tone of Voice for Your Brand

Without a defining identity, your company could fade into the background. Fortunately, resident copywriter + strategist Casey Halter has some tips on how to develop a brand voice that stands out from the crowd.

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#RaiseHerVoice: Trollbäck + The Creative Alliance Launch the United State of Women’s 2019 Ambassador Campaign

Hey America! Listen up. Today, our friends at the United State of Women launched a national campaign aimed at amplifying the voices of female-identifying changemakers across the country.

Working with the Creative Alliance, Trollbäck helped launch and design the month-long campaign — and we’re super excited to help spread the word about their incredible program.

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Dexigner: How Can Women Get Ahead in the Design Industry?

Today, just 4-11 percent of U.S. senior leadership roles in the design industry are women. What gives? And what can we do to fix that?

This week, Trollbäck’s newest Associate Creative Director, Erin Kilkenny was featured in an interview with Dexigner talking about what it takes to make your way to the top as a woman in this industry.

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Brand New Reviewed: The Industry Weighs in On Trollbäck’s New On-Air Look for TeenNick

In early January, Trollbäck+Company helped launch an all-new on-air identity for TeenNick, Nickelodeon’s sister channel targeted toward teenagers, preteens and other forms of angsty youth. Three months later, the industry has finally spoken, with the design pundits at Brand New calling it “one of the most authentic branding approaches geared toward teenagers that I have seen.”

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#TBT: Revisiting CCO Alex Moulton’s “Exodus” On Its 10-Year Anniversary

Looking for something incredible to listen to as you get through the work-week?

Turns out, when he’s not overseeing creative work at the studio, CCO Alex Moulton has another life as a Brooklyn-based composer and DJ best known for “Exodus” his imagined soundtrack for an epic space saga, heavily influenced by early synthesizer music of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

Today, we’re celebrating the album’s 10th anniversary.

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DesignWeek: What Will Animation and Motion Graphic Design Look Like in 2019?

Ready for some future forecasting? In the latest issue of Design Week, CCO Alex Moulton shares his thoughts on what many believe will be “a mass adoption of motion graphics design and animation” in the industry.

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Adweek: The Move Away From Computer-Generated Video Shows Consumers’ Appreciation for More Realistic Content

“There’s a growing appetite for something different to the ubiquitous polished, computer-generated look. It turns out, we love imperfection, and the smartest brands are picking up on that.”

For all of you in-camera enthusiasts out there, ECD Elliott Chaffer has a new piece Adweek talking about how more and more filmmakers are going analog in 2019.

If you liked our latest stuff for Motion 2018

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The Fix: Trollbäck Designs Logo For One of Netflix’s Newest Comedy Shows

Looking for something new to watch in 2019? Our designers and animators recently linked up with Netflix to design a quick show logo for “The Fix” a new British-style comedy panel show hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr.

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CEO Today: The Three Cs of Global Brand Consistency

“We are fast moving towards a world where consumers do more viewing than reading, and that’s something global brands can’t afford to ignore. It’s no longer enough to be discoverable only through a website or physical stores.”

In the latest issue of CEO Today, CCO Alex Moulton talks the importance of brand voice, messaging, and visual communication today’s increasingly “social” landscape.

Want your brand to communicate better in 2019?

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The Daily Brief: MTV International Makes Promax’s Top 10 Rebrands of 2018

It’s officially that time of the year again — end-of-year list time, to be exact. We’re happy to announce that our latest rebrand for MTV International has made Promax’s Top 10 Rebrands of 2018 list.

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Transform Magazine: Five Minutes with Alex Moulton

“We might not think about it, but every consumer touchpoint involves motion and sound. It’s just that most are lacking intention.”

Last week, Trollbäck’s CCO Alex Moulton caught up with the branding gurus at Transform Magazine to talk challenges in today’s branding world and our approach here at the studio.

As with everything Trollbäck, it’s clear, simple, and worth the click.

Read the article here

Design in Action: New Balance Unveils Custom Character for the 2018 NYC Marathon

Trollbäck+Company concepted and designed the 3D experiential model.

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Creative Advice: How to Make the Jump from a Junior to a Middleweight Designer

“It’s an experience game,” says Trollbäck designer+animator Pat King, one of seven young designers interviewed by Digital Arts Magazine this week about how they found success at some of the world’s best creative agencies.

It’s definitely worth a read if you’re looking to make the jump.

Read the article here

Effective Brand Storytelling: The How-tos

As 2018 comes to an end, more and more brands are investing in storytelling as a way to raise awareness and develop trust. But while brand storytelling may be a useful marketing tool, it is actually the opposite of an advertisement…

In case you missed it, Trollbäck CCO Alex Moulton was recently published in Brandberries, the first branding gateway of the Middle East and Africa.

Read the article here

Gold + Silver: Promax 2018 Awards for Oxygen, ESPN, NBC Universo

Last night, PromaxBDA announced the winners of its 2018 Promotion, Marketing and Design North America Awards. We’re proud to have been honored alongside our clients once again this year.

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This Week in Sports: NFL GameDay and ESPN Outside the Lines Score Motion + Clio Awards

Spring has started and agency awards season is officially here. This week, some of our recent sports branding work got some major attention. First off, The Motion Awards by Motionographer announced our rebrand for NFL GameDay won in their TV/Streaming > Sports Graphics category. Clio Sports also awarded us a bronze award for our show packaging for ESPN’s Outside the Lines and a silver award for NFL GameDay. Looks like we’re going to have to dust off the trophy shelf. 

Congrats to everyone in our company who was involved! 

Conceptualizations of Time + Space with Brian Bowman

This weekend, design, architecture and illustration portal Dexigner interviewed Creative Director Brian Bowman about one of his latest project launches — a short animated film conceptualizing time and space for the Rubin Museum of Art. Commissioned for “The Second Buddha: Master of Time,” the video is one of many interactive tools and technologies that enable visitors to discover hidden meanings within the paintings and sculptures on display.

“Theories of time and space are hard to conceptualize, especially when you consider the many lenses through which we try to process it through science and spirituality, as individuals or collectively,” Bowman explains. Read the entire feature here.

Bringing Simple Style Back to GameDay

This fall, the NFL Network revealed a classic new look for its flagship Sunday show GameDay and guess who was behind it? We were thrilled to be involved in helping the iconic football channel re-envision its approach to sports marketing, working to develop everything from a fresh, original typeface to a clean, custom on-air graphics package that is now re-defining the look of the athletic entertainment industry at large.

Catch Creative Director Rosie Garschina talking about the rebrand in a recent interview with PromaxBDA, or view the full case study here.

“The Daily Brief” With Alex Moulton

Recently, PromaxBDA’s “The Daily Brief” podcast featured COO Alex Moulton to talk about the strategy, creative and design behind some of our biggest rebrands of the year. In the interview, Alex discusses his passion for music, his entrepreneurial spirit, and how he approaches some of the industry’s biggest challenges by simply “running into the fire.”

“The Daily Brief” is a weekly audio series that delivers original reporting, newsmaker interviews and the latest in creative innovation for entertainment marketing and design professionals. Listen in on the conversation here.

NY1 Launches “Mornings on 1”

For commuters who start their day with Spectrum’s NY1 news channel, this week dawned a little lighter and brighter with a new early morning show, “Mornings on 1.” We created a fresh show open and bumpers for the live program, which brings New Yorkers three hours of continuous coverage from around the five boroughs.

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The New Division Launches Targets for Action

In conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and Global Goals Week, Jakob Trollbäck and our colleagues at The New Division have unveiled Targets for Action: an expanded communication system for all 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Oxygen Rebrands to Focus on Crime

Earlier this year, Oxygen announced their intention to become television’s newest full-time destination for investigative crime programming. We were thrilled to be involved in helping them capitalize on audience demand for more “Crime Time,” and to witness the launch of their striking new branding package last Wednesday.

Intrigued? While we’re putting the finishing touches on the case study, read more about the rebrand in this exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter.

Tribune Broadcasting Launches “morning dose.”

Start your day with “morning dose.” Our branding for the new morning show launched on June 29th in syndicated Tribune Broadcasting markets. Leveraging the media reach and data analytics of digital publisher Dose, it’s the first daily wake-up show of its kind to focus on storytelling driven by trending social content. View the full case study here.

The Jim Jefferies Show

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is the latest entertainer to join the ranks of late night television, with a new politically-charged show on Comedy Central. We designed a show package that amplifies Jim’s unique and often divisive brand of humor, juxtaposing images that are informed by the complexity—and absurdity—of today’s current affairs.

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AICP Week 2017

AICP Week 2017 is underway, and we are thrilled to continue our involvement with the organization both as branding partners and event participants.

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“Behind the Title” with Alex Moulton

This week in “Behind the Title,” postPerspective interviews CCO Alex Moulton. Alex discusses his goal to redefine growth and value in our industry, as well his passion for learning all of the “instruments” that play a role in branding and production.

“Behind the Title” is a weekly series profiling lead creatives across the production and post-production community. Learn more about Alex’s career trajectory, his latest music discoveries, and his musings on the future of VR storytelling here.

NBCU 2017-2018 Upfront

NBCUniversal’s upfront season is in full swing, showcasing everything that media buyers and audiences have to look forward to in their 2017-2018 portfolio. From their “Unequaled” anthem campaign to Monday night’s finale at Radio City Music Hall, here’s a look at some of our recent work for NBCU and their vast network of entertainment brands.

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ESPN “Outside the Lines” Unveils New Look

Under the leadership of veteran anchor Bob Ley, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reports on the most riveting and consequential stories to impact the world of sports–and the world at large. For the refresh, we delved into OTL’s past and present legacy to highlight the scope of their award-winning journalism–and never-ending quest to “Follow the truth.”

Catch Outside the Lines weekdays @ 1pm EST on ESPN. View the full case study here.

NBCU Anthem Campaign

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has augmented their 2017–2018 upfront campaign using a new strategic formula for media buys: anthems directly targeting advertisers using NBCU’s own ad space. 12 spots, produced in collaboration with Trollbäck+Company, leverage NBCU’s proprietary assets to showcase their premium content and massive audience scale both on air and online.

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Alex Moulton Joins Trollbäck

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Moulton to the Trollbäck family as Chief Creative Officer. Alex comes to us by way of VICE, where as Senior Director he helped launch Live Nation TV; and brings more than 17 years’ of industry experience to our studio.

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NBC Universo Refresh Breaks Boundaries

Our work for NBC Universal continues with an elevated brand refresh for Universo, now the fastest-growing Hispanic channel for millennials and adults. Guided by the mantra, “Breaking Boundaries,” we employed strategy, design, animation, and sound to create a minimalist new look for the property with a distinctly Latin pulse.

 

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